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8 toys you really wanted in the 90s. (Girl Edition)
Alright, usually I don’t do personal posts like this, but I decided to do one because of the day.
Growing up, I was a marine brat. My dads last tour was in Okinawa Japan, where I spent 1996-2000 growing up in. I was collecting Japanese Pokemon Cards, watching the original ‘raw’ releases of anime, and later watching the dubbed version.
One down side was that if we wanted things from the USA, we would have to go to the Commissary, the Military Base grocery store. However, we didn’t get certain new products until about 6 months after it was released in the United States. One of those things, were these:
Note, we got American TV programming, but we would have to wait 6 MONTHS to get these suckers.
Christmas was coming, and we had relatives calling us from America asking what they should send. Each time, my mother would say that my younger sister and I wanted a box of Oreo Os. Everyone laughed and said that there was no way they were going to give cereal as gift.
So December 25th rolls around and my sister and I tear into our presents. We had a system where we would empty the stockings, open the presents form our parents/Santa, from each other, and then from our relatives. We opened our presents from the relatives, grateful that they sent us gifts, but a bit sad that they didn’t send us the cereal.
After we had opened all the gifts and had our pictures holding them up to send to the family to show that we got them and loved them, Dad left the room. He then came back with package from our Great-Grandmother.
Upon opening the package, my sister and I screamed. Great-Grandma had sent not 1 but 2 boxes of Oreo Os. I called all of my friends in the apartment complex we were living in at the time, and my best friend at the time came downstairs with a bowl and spoon in hand, asking if he could have some too. That morning, we were quite literally the first and only children in the apartment to try Oreo Os before they were on sale in the Commissary.
It’s been 14 years since that Christmas morning, and now I’m 20 years old, trying to find the website that lets me order those things from South Korea, the only place in the world where they still make them. Many people say that the best present they ever received was some toy, some book, or some t-shirt or whatever, but I will always treasure the memory of being six years old and eating my Christmas gift cereal with my sister and my best friend, then going to school and telling everyone that I had the best Great-Grandmother in the world.
I don’t care about how people laugh when they hear this story. The fact that my Great Grandmother looked high and low in her small town for that cereal and sent it overseas to Okinawa so that her great-grandchildren would be happy made that day all the more special, and nothing will ever be greater than that.
So let me ask you, everyone who read this, what has been your favorite Christmas memory?
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GUYS I FOUND OUCH! GUM AND FRUIT STRIPES GUM AT WAL-MART THE OTHER DAY. THEY STILL EXIIIIIST.
And why aren’t War Heads on this?
War Heads also still exist. I can buy them at CVS.
I loved those 3D Doritos tho, they were so freaking good. I could go through a whole bag of those by myself. It was fun splitting them in half with my teeth.
I fucking loved Oreo-Os. :[
But I’ve seen Fruit Stripes around, got them last month during a road trip. ……….pro-tip, don’t eat them all at once and make yourself sick
Um, Mars Bars are still around. I see them in a bunch of places…
Mars Bars, the favorite snack of Harry Potter, at least in the book that is.